Many of the women in the community called "The 25th of June" began childbearing as teenagers in Mozambique. They all say that soon after their first periods, they took part in an initiation ritual called okanone that taught them about sex. Andrea Hsu/NPR hide caption

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In Mozambique, Grim Prospects For Mother And Child

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Smoking and high rates of obesity in the U.S. are holding down gains in life expectancies, a new analysis finds. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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Fukushima Workers Tackle Highly Radioactive Water

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Reinhard Burger, president of the Robert Koch Institute, tells reporters in Berlin Friday that sprouts from a German farm are the cause of the country's massive foodborne illness outbreak. Michele Tantussi/AP hide caption

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German Officials Conclude Sprouts Are The E. Coli Culprit

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A man pushes a friend in a wheelchair following an event in Beijing to raise awareness of accessibility issues for the disabled. Ng Han Guan/ AP Photo hide caption

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Long after midnight, 5-year-old Rajani is roused from sleep and carried by her uncle to her wedding. Child marriage is illegal in India, so ceremonies are often held in the wee hours of morning. It becomes a secret the whole village keeps, explained one farmer. Stephanie Sinclair/National Geographic hide caption

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The Secret World Of Child Brides

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Lettuce at an organic vegetable farm in Teltow, Germany. Organic farmers in Germany are reporting a surge in demand for lettuce and cucumbers in the wake of an outbreak of E. coli after health officials warned people not to eat cucumbers, lettuce and tomatoes, though organic produce may not necessarily be safer. Sean Gallup/Getty Images hide caption

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Lidia dos Santos sells fish at a market near the village of Marara. Dos Santos, who is HIV positive, helps to oversee local patient groups and says the experience has made her consider becoming a nurse. Vlad Sokhin for NPR hide caption

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Mozambique Has Patients Team Up To Tackle HIV

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A farmer holds cucumbers in a field in Malaga, Spain. Cucumbers from Spain have been eyed as the source of a disease outbreak in Germany. Jorge Guerrero/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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German farmer Tim Voges destroyed produce in the town of Ronneburg because of suspicion that vegetables could be contaminated with Enterohaemorrhagic E. coli bacteria. Julian Stratenschulte/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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